Barack Obama Attends Duke Vs. UNC Game

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Former President Barack Obama was in attendance Wednesday night for North Carolina’s big win over Duke.

The 44th president of the United States was greeted by the crowd with cheering and applause and he entered the arena flanked by Secret Service.

His seats also weren’t too bad as he sat courtside for the game.

I don’t care if you like Obama or not — it’s pretty damn cool that he just casually strolled into the most hyped college basketball game of the year.

If I was a former POTUS, I would attend every single sporting event that I could. I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be too hard to get tickets at all. (RELATED: Duke Star Zion Williamson Suffers Sprained Knee In Loss To North Carolina)

You also have to love his security detail just scanning the crowd as Obama just starts shaking hands like it’s no big deal at all.

He also is apparently a bit of a Zion fan, and wished him well after the game following a knee injury.

Whether you like Obama or not, you have to admit him showing up to the game was a good thing for college basketball. The more attention the sport gets, the better it is for everybody involved.

Having a former president casually sit courtside is a great way to generate attention. Now, we just need to get Trump to start sitting at the 50-yard line of major college football games. That would really set the sports world on fire.

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